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What About Wednesday: Forming layers

 

Aloha!!! It’s Hannah with you here today! I hope all is well. It has been real busy here, but I am excited for the spring and with that season change more busyness. With that busyness comes more sunlight, weather weather and spring flowers. Oh and let’s not moon rocks. We have those too.

Haha. Ok maybe you don’t have moon rocks.  My five year old son is convinced that he found a real life moon rock. He was so proud of himself for exploring and finding this moon rock.

As a mom, it was so cute. Seeing his face light up in wonder was priceless. So like any other scrapbooker mom I took a picture of this moon rock. Even though I knew this moon rock was not what he thought it was, there was something in me that couldn’t just break his heart and lighten his discovery. I too played along. Now I am making a layout about this infamous moon rock too.

Let’s take a look at the layout I made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I knew right from the start I wanted the photo of this moon rock to be the focus of the layout. I also wanted to make a loose grid design, by having two smaller squares under the photo. I knew I wanted to try to add layers to these two grid squares to add to the tone of the layout. It’s all about being fun and searching and finding bit and pieces, like my son had explored and found a major discovery for himself.

I used lots of different patterned papers mixed with a glassine bag, shipping tag, vellum and an acetate ephemera amount the layers. I love the way each of these pieces look sticking out in different spots.

On the corner of the shipping tag I added some Navy and grey feltie hearts. I wanted lots of texture among the layers too. I really helps lift the squares of papers and create shadows that look really cool. I mixed tiny staples with big staples to hold down the feltie hearts in other areas on the layout.

 

This second square I added a gold doily within the layers. I also used dimensional foam in between a layer to pop it up a bit.

I cut some of the circles from one the of patterned papers and scattered them throughout the layout. Everything was on top of the dictionary patterned paper from the Cool Kid Collection from Crate Paper. I really liked all the words it defines and thought it was perfect for this kind of layout about exploring and make believe.

Also scattered throughout the layout I added both My Clementine and Pandora’s Ombre Sequin mixes. These both had colors that were used in both the Shimelle Little by little collection and the Cool Kid Collection.

I formed the title around the photo. I kept the layers around the photo minimal. I wanted the layers to be focused in the the other two squares. This really makes them pop out more.

These Thickers are so cool. They really make this photo stand out.

 

The journaling was written on the shipping tag and tucked in the layers. I know it could be harder to get in the protector, but I really lobe how it looks tucked in the layers.

 

This was such a fun story to tell and layout to make. I love how these little pieces that happen daily throughout my life make up my families’ lives. Our Story. It’s so precious even though the rock wasn’t a real one, it still tells of how my son loves to play and has a great imagination. I am proud as a mom that I can help him remember his story.

I love how these products can help tell that story!!

You can also watch my process video from Youtube here below

I can’t wait to see what you all create and the story you tell about your life. Please make sure you head over to our Facebook group and she all the projects you make with your things from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store.

Until next time Stay Inspired!!

Hannah

 

 

 

 

What About Wednesday: Autumn is in the Air

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Aloha!!

I have been in a mixed media mood this week!! There is something really fun about starting with a blank piece of card stock and adding layers of media and getting something magical at the end.

There is also something therapeutic about playing with paints and texture pastes that is so hard to explain but so necessary for letting go.

So let’s grab some gesso and white card stock and get to town creating something funnel and pretty for an autumn layout.

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I prep my cardstock first if I think I am going to be using a lot media. I really like to use clear gesso on card stock. I use the prima brand because it’s a little thicker and isn’t gritty. I also grabbed my concentrated watercolors. They come in tubes so they last a long time. The colors aren’t as vibrant as the pan kind (or at least the set I have) but that makes it perfect for the layout I have in mind. I know I want to create an Autumn layout, and I am loving that blue on the darker side and an ocre type of yellow color. The colors that I am seeing around me.

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I am definitely influenced and inspired by the things I see. I have seen a big change in the colors I have been liking to use since moving from a summery and tropical climate to a more temperate and woodsy climate and atmosphere. I love using that as a catalyst for my scrapbook pages.

I first just brushed on with a big brush some blue paint that was watered down. I wanted some spots dark and some lighter. I love that especially with watercolor you can get totally different looks by adding more or less water. It really adds interest to the page if some areas are darker than others. It also allows you to have spots that have white open space and spots that are perfect for building layers on.

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I allowed some of this blue to fall in droplets around the paper. Now the next step is the hardest, but I find this necessary. You wait a little while, and let it start to dry. I do this about ten minutes because if you use a heat gun right away, it will flow all over you page. Remember I used gesso and that is what is supposed to happen. I don’t mind a little movement of the paint, that can look a little cool. For this layout though I really want the brush strokes to stay where I put them. The heat gun also warps the paper a little more than just air drying. I am impatient so about 10 minutes is all I can wait before wanting to do the next step.

I mixed some orange and red with some brown and made a new color. I really love that deep red brown color you see on leaves and wanted some of the color on my page. I knew it would be just right for a layout about leaves. A subject that I can’t stop taking pictures of. I literally have dozens of pictures of my tree and the stages of colorization it has went through so far.

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When those droplets are dry I decided to give my Shimmerz Texturez paste a try. I used the open space from a cut file I used when I made cards and then the layout I made last week. I thought it would be cool if I could paste that word on the blue watercolor background.

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I mixed the Texturez in Mari-Gold Digger with some texture paste I already had in my stash. It is super thick. My goal was to make the Texturez a little thicker so it wouldn’t leak through the homemade stencil. I love the Shimmerz products so much, they are so creamy. This kind has some pieces of texture in it which works kinda good with Autumn, if you ask me. It reminds me of pieces of pebbles and sticks that blow around with the leaves.

Guess what?! It turned out perfect!! So I add another one. I can use one for my title.

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I layer some papers behind my photo of changing leaves. I add some silhouette cut leaves in the layers as well. Then a shipping tag. I scattered some more of the cut leaves in a diagonal on the layout. I knew I could use those as my embellishment clusters especially since I didn’t want to go crazy on the layout.

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Each cluster has some leaves, an acorn, some gold thread, a phrase sticker and a cork butterfly. I really love the addition of texture from the thread and cork. I used staples in the bottom cluster and I really like what that adds too.

I added a cute little paper clip shaped like a leaf in the corner of my photo. I also added a transparent sticker with a rub on. (Actually the rub on was from a couple of years ago and half of it rubbed on. I had to fix that by adding a sticker that made sense.)

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I finished up my title. Scattered some Falling Leaves Sequins and finished the layout by splattering some Vibez in Egg-noggin. I love the gold splatters and how it just helps tie everything all together on the page.

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Mixed Media can be so much fun. And can really help spark some extra creativity that you have been needing to add to your layouts. I love how a little media can go a long way too. (In total I only used three things. Watercolors and texture paste.) I hope you give it a go to create a unique background to help tell your story.

Here is a look at the process video I made to go along with this layout.

I will see you next week my friends!! I hope in the meantime you head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook Group and see what everyone else is doing this week and share what you are up too. We love to see how you are using your SpiegelMom Scraps supplies!!

Hannah

Quick and Simple Layout Share

Hey there! Jody here today with a quick layout to share. I started with the lovely Crate Paper Craft Market papers and layered with vellum, a cute mini paper bag and a couple other goodies.  This layout came together quickly with only a few embellishments added on top 🙂 The photo is of our daughter, Sari, in her favorite bonnet from Old World Wisconsin.  We’ve gone there twice over the summer and want to go back before the weather gets cold again.  We LOVE that place!  I took the photo at our land in September… by the way, the building process for our new home is underway!  We now have a driveway and will break ground within the next couple weeks!!! So excited!!

Ok, focus Jody LOL…. I added a Heidi Swapp Minc card “Be You Tiful” and framed it with a piece of Cocoa Vanilla ephemera frame. I also used up some Allison Kreft chipboard buttons & Pink Paislee white rubber arrows from the Artisan Collection. @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @cratepaperinc @americancrafts @cocoavanillastudio @maggieholmes @heidiswapp @allisonkreft @websterspages, #spiegelmomscraps #jodyspiegelhoff #cratepaperinc #scrapbook #layout #ephemera #gold #heidiswapp #minc #cork #stickers

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I think my favorite part of this layout is how fast is came together, about 20 minutes!!  It really does pay to scrapbook in short amounts of time.  It forces to me to not putz around with things so much and just get my memories documented.  Here are a few more close-ups! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Here are  few goodies from my Etsy Shop in this layout:
Pink Baker’s Twine

White Shipping Tag

Have a creative day!

Jody

 

Farewell to Ka Slagowski, September’s Tuesday’s Talent

Today we are bidding farewell to Ka Slagoski, our Tuesday’s Talent this month. I have seriously enjoyed Ka’s posts and every little detail on her cards!  Thank you so much Ka.  I’m forever your fan!  I hope everyone enjoys, comments and shares Ka’s final guest designer post today.  

Hello everyone! It’s Ka here with my final post as SpiegelMom Scraps September Guest Designer! I’ve had so much fun designing with Jody’s awesome products! I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations and thank you so much for all the sweet comments and support! And a special thank you to Jody for inviting me to be to be part of SpiegelMom Scraps!

For today’s post, I made a birthday card with a matching birthday tag. I absolutely adore owls and think they are just some of the cutest critters. I decided to use the adorable owls images from the “Hoo Loves You” set from Whimsy Stamps to create today’s projects. @copicmarkers @WhimsyStamps @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #studiocalico #americancrafts #sequins #DIY #CardMaking #whimsyStamps #ink #stampI started the card by die-cutting a white stitched rectangle panel and masking the stitched edges with masking tape. I then, placed a Heidi Swapp Stencil over it and applied some mint ink all over the entire panel. I added some gray ink by lightly sponging around the edges.  To create the gray frame, I used the chisel end of a T4 Copic Marker to color in the masked stitches edges. This panel was adhered to a lavender card base. @copicmarkers @WhimsyStamps @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #studiocalico #americancrafts #sequins #DIY #CardMaking #whimsyStamps #ink #stampNext, I stamped the owls in gray ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I popped the owls up using foam dimensional adhesives and added an aqua chevron twill ribbon to ground them. I pulled out a Studio Calico Speech Bubble Wood Veneer and stamped “have a” and “birthday” to the speech bubble in black ink and then popped the speech bubble with foam dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I scattered some sequins from the Sunny Day Sequins and Blue Lagoon Sequins Mix from SpeigelMom Etsy Shop. @copicmarkers @WhimsyStamps @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #studiocalico #americancrafts #sequins #DIY #CardMaking #whimsyStamps #ink #stampI thought it be fun to create a matching tag for the birthday card above. I did some stencil work on one of the SpiegelMom Scraps Medium Shipping Tag and matted it with a gray cardstock. I customized the “woo-hoo!” sentiment using Avery Elle Elle’s Alphas and stamped the sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Birthday Bash set. @copicmarkers @WhimsyStamps @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #studiocalico #americancrafts #sequins #DIY #CardMaking #whimsyStamps #ink #stampThe owl and plum chevron twill ribbon were popped with foam dimensional adhesives. I finished the tag by adding the same mix of sequins as the card and tying yellow baker’s twine on top from SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy Shop.

@copicmarkers @WhimsyStamps @jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @mayartsribbon @studiocalico @americancrafts, #spiegelmomscraps #studiocalico #americancrafts #sequins #DIY #CardMaking #whimsyStamps #ink #stampI just love how this card and tag turned out! I hope you like them too and were inspired by today’s post! Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by my blog.  for the full list of supplies used to create today’s projects!

SpiegelMom Scraps Products:

Aqua Chevron Twill Ribbon

Studio Calico Speech Bubble Wood Veneer

Sunny Day Sequins

Blue Lagoon Sequins Mix

Medium Shipping Tag

Plum Chevron Twill Ribbon

Yellow Baker’s Twine 

Thank you again  Ka!!  You have been an absolute pleasure to have design for SpiegelMom Scraps!  Hugs!  

Jody